Checklist for This Week's Top NBA Free-Agency Signings to Succeed

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Checklist for This Week's Top NBA Free-Agency Signings to Succeed
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Detroit Pistons' forward Josh Smith needs to work on some things to succeed in the Motor City.

With most of the big-name free agents already landing with their teams, it's time to begin taking stock of what each of them will need to do to be successful in their new uniforms.

Talent alone isn't enough to succeed. You need to be able to fit within your ballclub's system and maintain a positive attitude throughout. You don't have to look any further than Dwight Howard's short-lived stint with the Los Angeles Lakers to find an example of a star who just could not get comfortable and experienced futility as a result.

Each of these players are bound to have a significant impact on their new teams. However, if they don't work on certain things, their tenure may not be as fruitful as they would like.

 

Stats are courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com unless noted otherwise. 

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